Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School serves 1,661 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Roosevelt High School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 1661 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,661 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 14:1
Asian
4%
2%
Hispanic
11%
9%
Black
22%
5%
White
57%
80%
Two or more races
6%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.62 0.21
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
34%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,179 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,622 is higher than the state average of $11,087. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,074 is higher than the state average of $10,614. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
3
Number of Students Managed 35,179 678
Graduation Rate 65% 91%
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
District Spending $382 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $11,087
District Spending / Student $12,074 $10,614
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ruby Van Meter School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Merrill Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hubbell Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des MoinesHubbell Elementary School
    800 42nd St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8414
    0.2 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 455 students                      
  • Des MoinesMerrill Middle School
    5301 Grand Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8448
    0.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 658 students                      
  • Des MoinesGreenwood Elementary School
    316 37th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 446 students                      
  • Des MoinesCallanan Middle School
    3010 Center St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8101
    1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 626 students                      
  • Des MoinesPerkins Elementary School
    4301 College
    Des MoinesIA 50311
    (515)242-8430
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 438 students                      

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